This year I am once again attempting to finish projects stashed away in my UFO drawer. The first thing I came across was the Cupcake BOM I started a couple of years ago. Each block depicts a special day of the year and this one is Fathers' Day. I must confess that I have changed all the blocks using the original designs for ideas. The BOM was designed by a stitching friend for one of our quilt groups and she has no problem with individual creativity. I tried to think what to put on this block to remind me of dad, thus the cap and the bee. ( He always wears a cap and he is a hobby apiarist). I think it needs a few more things on it. Do you think it is a bit bare?
The 2nd project I found was a block from one of Rosalie Quinlan's BOMs that I had bought in kit form. I completed the other one ( only have 2) quite a while ago and have no idea why I put this one aside. This is the centre part of the block that I have needle turned. Unfortunately, I need to improvise with the foundation fabric before I can needle turn the other parts as there wasn't enough fabric included and it is 1/2" too small!!!! So, I am cutting a strip and sewing it along the side hoping it won't be too noticeable. Fingers crossed! Shall show you when I have finished it.
It has been too hot to sew the last 2 days. No air con means sweaty hands and glasses sliding off my nose all the time. So, yesterday I decided to put all my DMC threads into new containers and re sort them. I also wound a few onto plastic bobbins replacing the old cardboard ones which wear over time. Alas, not enough plastic ones for all the threads but that can be a another day's fun.
My old plastic boxes were damaged after over 40 years of use and I had more threads to be wound onto bobbins. A mess!!
This time I sorted them by colour, then number rather than simply by number. I figure that most patterns have the colour listed beside the number anyway and I often choose my own colours. How do you store your threads? These containers are slightly larger than my old ones . Even better!
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